Keith Ward, the federal prosecutor, said he decided to stay the charges so that federal funds could be used on more important issues. "It's for reasons of economy," he told the Daily Gleaner. "He was essentially going to run the same defence ... He can easily manipulate the system all the way up to the Supreme Court of Canada level."So, while the government didn't recognize David's right to conscious objection, they made it obvious that they won't be too hard on those who refuse to file their tax return for that reason, especially if their taxable income is negligent. Which is great news for those who have the courage to openly take a stand against all levels of governments that use our tax dollars to fund abortions on demand.
Ward also noted that Little has basically no taxable income.
Little, now a resident in Prince Edward Island, was convicted in 2007 by the New Brunswick provincial court, after Revenue Canada ordered him to file his 2000-2002 returns in 2003.
Representing himself, Little has argued that the Income Tax Act violates his freedom of conscience and religion by requiring him to fund a morally evil act.
He has been supported by Bishop Faber MacDonald, emeritus bishop for Saint John, who believes Little is justified in not paying his taxes as a conscientious objector to an unjust law.
P.S. Yes, I know, you can easily avoid paying income taxes by merely maxing out every possible tax credit. (And there are more than enough of them available so that anyone making up to $30,000 or so could easily reduce their taxes to 0.) And, obviously, because of the sales taxes, you just can't prevent your money from ending up in the government coffers, from which it goes towards anything the government chooses to subsidize - including abortions on demand. But for David, what matters is taking a stand against government policy to fund the wholesales slaughter of innocent unborn babies with taxpayers' money. He took the stand and won.